A taxonomic revision of Maurocenia (Celastraceae), a Western Cape monotypic endemic

R. H. Archer, A. E. Van Wyk
1998 Bothalia: African Biodiversity & Conservation  
A taxonomic account is given of the monotypic genus Maurocenia Mill. Maurocenia frangula Mill, has a restricted range and is endemic to the Cape Peninsula and the West Coast National Park. Western Cape. Maurocenia frangularia (L.)Mill., the species name and author citation widely used in the past, is incorrect. It is characterized by. among others, pendulous ovules and gynodioecy, rare states in the Celastraceae. Maurocenia is apparently most closely related to the southern African genus
more » ... frican genus Lauridia Eckl. & Zeyh.
doi:10.4102/abc.v28i1.607 fatcat:hqwm3mywqjbxpi4yk43kdxbeom